VADA x Intersections Gallery - Booth A 207
Visual Arts Development Association, Singapore (VADA) in partnership with Intersections Gallery (Singapore) presents Feng Shui Objects, a solo exhibition by Desiree Tham (b. 1992, Singapore) and KIRTI, an innovative publication on Southeast Asian artists by Hunter Panther Deerfield (b. 1996, Vermont, USA).
Curated by Khai Hori, former Deputy Director of Artistic Programmes at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, the project introduces two newfound talents with distinctive socio-anthropological insights from Southeast Asia.
Through her sculptures, Desiree Tham, winner of the 2019 Chan Davies Art Prize, translates the traditional aesthetics and approach to ‘feng shui’, an ancient Chinese science for the calculated arrangement of objects to allow the positive flow of invisible energies.
Meanwhile, Hunter Panther Deerfield, a graduate of Yale-NUS College, Singapore, launches KIRTI, an independent publication with the aim to disrupt and democratise how Southeast Asian art is framed by showing artistic engagements that cross conventional boundaries: contemporary art, traditional art, journalism and academia.